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Savings vs Investment: Understanding the Difference

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*) ( 4.2, 56 students)
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  • Price per Classroom$2.00
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Investment
  • Duration 20 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

Activity Description

In this hands-on worksheet activity, students will gain practical insights into the dynamics of savings and investments over varying timeframes. The primary objective is to understand how the same initial amount allocated to both savings and investments can perform differently based on the investment duration and to understand the risk involved in investments. There are three schemes that students will compare -

  1. Savings scheme
  2. Investment scheme that gives positive returns
  3. Investment scheme that gives negative returns

Activity Steps:

  1. The student will decide the amount of money and the decided money will be allocated for three schemes equally (one savings scheme and two investment schemes)
  2. Students will select different investment durations using a slider (0 - 20 years)
  3. For different durations given, students will analyze which scheme gives the best returns.

Key Takeaways:

Students will understand that savings schemes always give predictable returns and are of low risk, while investment schemes involve a risk that sometimes may give negative returns, but they are capable of giving multifold returns.



Learning Objective

  • Recognize the difference in performance between savings and investments.
  • Understand how the duration of an investment can impact its returns.

Teacher Tips

Included with the activity, you can view the tips to clarify student's doubts or to evaluate answers (for a teacher scored worksheet).
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  • Price$2.00
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Investment
  • Duration 20 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

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